Financial Stewardship

Give generously and joyfully. 

Why Do We Give? –  Fr Michael J. Miller 

Placing “God First” with EFT 

Now, it’s easier than ever to “put God first.” Electronic Funds Transfer, known as EFT, is an easy, automatic way to make contributions to your parish family so that, together, we can continue to carry out God’s work in our faith community. The program is available to all parishioners for your weekly giving and for your pledge payments to St. Michael’s Building Fund and the Catholic Worker Houses. While the EFT program has been available since its inception in 2000, we are now making a concerted effort to educate the entire parish family. EFT is easy. The printable forms can be used to get started and must be used to make a change to or cancel an existing pledge.  You can use the online giving link to begin a new pledge online.
You may also use this page to make one-time Memorial gifts to the Building Fund; just put the name of the person in whose honor the gift is being made in the box provided and to make payments for special events taking place within the Parish.

Online giving and payments  – use this link for Sunday tithing, one-time gifts and payments for certain events.  Once you have set up your profile, you can see your electronic giving history and manage your giving.  Please contact Ann Newlander to set up your profile if you are already giving to St. Mary’s.

Benefits to You
Satisfaction of giving to God first.
Easier household budgeting.
Streamlined tax statement preparation and reporting. 

Benefits to St. Mary’s
Improved cash management.
Predictable income flow that allows for better planning.
Less volunteer and staff labor required for collection process. 

Traditional Choices Remain
While many parishioners have requested this automatic withdrawal option, others may prefer to continue to use the weekly envelopes. Weekly envelopes will remain an option.

Planned Gifts can benefit your parish while helping you to save on your taxes, increase your income, and pass more on to your heirs.
Did you know that…
You can receive income for life in exchange for a gift?
Giving appreciated property, like stocks or real estate, costs less than giving the equivalent amount in cash?
Some assets can benefit you more if you give them away?
Some gifts cost nothing now, but leave a legacy later?
Some gifts allow you to pass more on to your heirs and save on your taxes?
Contact your tax advisor or estate planner today to help you determine which plan would best meet your needs and desires.